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British Nationality: Children

Question for Home Office

UIN HL6936, tabled on 14 March 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the costs of (1) abolishing the fee charged for looked after children to register their entitlement to citizenship under the British Nationality Act 1981, and (2) charging other children a fee equivalent to the average administrative cost of processing applications.

Answered on

28 March 2022

The Secretary of State is considering her policy response to a review of the fee for a child to register as a British Citizen.

The review, which was undertaken in line with duties under Section 55 of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009, takes into account a number of factors. We expect to provide a further update shortly.

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